Pictures of a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 arcade cabinet were leaked today on twitter by designer Katsuhiro Harada. Tekken Tag 2 will be playable at the AOU Amusement expo, a Japanese Arcade development trade show that starts later this week., and comes to arcades this summer. That may be very little to American gamers, but arcades are still common in Japan.
As the screenshots say, this machine is a test version, not the final, so nothing shown is guaranteed to look that way at release. The screens look nice and shiny.
“Marvel vs Capcom 3” fans, check out these screenshots. If you were concerned that MvC3’s new art direction would not include enough hallucination-inducing explosions and effects… well, you can put your mind at ease.
Word has it that the upcoming June edition of Game Informer will unveil four new character from the roster of the long-awaited fighter “Marvel vs. Capcom 3.” Upon announcing the game, Capcom revealed six characters from a cast of sixteen fighters: Iron Man, Wolverine and Hulk from Marvel. Morrigan, Chris Redfield and Ryu from Capcom. The GI feature confirms (rumors about the roster have been spurred on by blacked-out cast screens) four more characters – Captain America, Deadpool, Felicia and Dante. Deadpool and Dante are both new addition to the MvC universe, while Captain America and Felicia are both tried and true veterans.
Recent tweets from “Mortal Kombat” creator Ed Boon have implied that he’s working on the next direct entry in the series, Mortal Kombat 9. Boon’s comments are the latest in a series of tiny pieces of evidence that a new MK is in the works. Before now, two actresses, Dana Lyn Baron and Brenda Barry, have voice acting credits for “Mortal Kombat 9” on IMDB playing Sonya and Kitana respectively. Dana Lyn Baron also mentioned her role in the game in a blog, which has since been taken down.
Now, acting credits are one thing, but playful musings from the series’ creative mastermind is much more intriguing evidence. First, Boon tweeted; “9 + 25 = FALSE.” The statement is cryptic, but G4 has a theory as to what it may mean. If “9” is “Mortal Kombat 9”, then “25” may refer to rumors that the game is under already development and will be ready for this holiday season. Then, more recently, Boon also tweeted; “Here are those MK9 beta codes I promised you: TEERH-ONRUS-TNUBT-NO Hope you enjoy the beta! Just kidding…I ain’t got shit. ; )” Nothing really to say about the comment, but Boon’s casual and repeated reference to the game could be seen as a sign in itself.
So, is there a new MK or not? Honestly, there’s no way to know for certain now, but it’s safe to say that if the game is in development and as far along as rumors indicate, then there will definitely be news about it in the near future, most like at E3 next month.
Capcom announced via press release on Tuesday that they are finally producing a new “Marvel vs. Capcom” game. (No,”Tatsunoko vs. Capcom” doesn’t count!) “Marvel vs Capcom 3: The Fate of Two Worlds” is a long time coming: “Marvel vs. Capcom 2” was first realized ten years ago. According to release, MvC3 will go gold some time next spring.
While Capcom didn’t “say” anything else about game content, they did show off a bit by way of a debut trailer, which gives rabid MvC fans a little insight into what can be expected. There are two important things to take away from the trailer: First off is the look; if the preview is even slightly indicative of the actual game then Marvel vs Capcom 3’s artistic style will closely resemble Street Fighter IV’s faux cel-shaded look. Second, and more importantly, shows the first six characters duking out one-on-one: Five of the characters are Marvel vs. Capcom vets that most fans would assume to be in the game; Morrigan, Ryu, Wolverene, Iron Man and Hulk. There is one surprise addition on the Capcom side, and, beleieve me, they make sure to milk it in the preview. I won’t spoil it if you haven’t watched the preview, but it is definitely a pick that will get MvC fans excited.
Between this, Gears of War 3 and Killzone 3 (fingers crossed), I am just counting the days until next April.
Capcom’s intriguing iPhone port of Street Fighter IV was priced and dated today. According to Gamepro, the game will hit the app store some time next month and will run iPhone gamers a hefty ten dollars. Ten bucks doesn’t seem like a lot in the greater scheme of things, but for an iPhone app, it’s a bit pricy. Then again, the screens for the iPhone version look remarkably like the console version; they use the same half-cel-shaded art, and it doesn’t look like you think it would on a tiny non-gaming machine.
Capcom also revealed the game’s reduced roster: It’ll have eight characters; Ryu, Ken, Guile, Blanka, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, M. Bison and Abel. Each character does have the their entire skill set from the console version, including super and ultra moves. Capcom says they chose to reduce the number of characters, rather than cut their abilities.